I am cursed.
First we get a bat in the basement, then I get attacked by a bird.
I GOT ATTACKED BY A BIRD TODAY.
As in completely ambushed. Wings, claws, hair, bike, chase, terror.
What could I have possibly done to piss the winged population in this area off so much??? I don’t get it!!!
So, ok, this afternoon Eloise and I bike up to the gym for a nice treadmill sesh, and on the way home I’m feelin’ great. My workout was amazing, the weather is gorgeous, the trail I’m cruising on is all downhill, etc, etc, etc.
It doesn’t get much better than this! I thought to myself as I sailed through a short tunnel that dotted the trail. ‘Til I popped out the other side and quickly realized that it does, indeed, get better than this…
It’s much, MUCH better when a large, black bird is not dive-bombing the top of your head, flapping it’s wings in your face, and following you in a hot chase as you pedal for your liiiiiife!
Seriously I’m minding my own business when all of the sudden my hair gets a Snooki-sized poof from this bird trying to dig its claws into my scalp. After the initial attack it hovered 2 feet above me, dive bombing over and over for a good 20 yards!
Ahhhhh, what am I going to dooooooooo?! I screamed inside my head as I pedaled like a mad woman, chest pressed to my handle bars looking around for someone, anyone, to help!
Then just like that – it was gone.
W. T. F. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! Our trapped bat must have sent a distress signal out from the basement, and this was payback from an angry cousin, or something! That’s the only explanation I got!!
Or, you know, I pedaled too close to it’s nest. Probably the first thing though.
Post-attack I calmed my nerves with the most epic of dinners – Nachos!
Nacho bar happens to be one of Ben’s and my favorite thing ever. All you do is layout a ton of toppings and types of cheese for your chips, then customize your very own pan o’ deliciousness!
Tonight we had chopped broccoli, grape tomatoes, red onion,
fresh corn, grilled & shredded Chipotle chicken,
homemade salsa (made with a can of petite diced tomatoes), freshly shredded fontina cheese, shredded cheddar cheese & green Tabasco sauce (both un-pictured.)
First you pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, line a cookie sheet with foil and layout your tortilla chips.
Then you add your toppings! I make each chip totally different, so each bite is unique. :)
Some had cheese & chicken, others had cheese, corn & broccoli, while others had cheese & red onion. CHEESE being the central theme here, in case you couldn’t tell… ;)
Into the oven for 5 minutes…
and presto! Customized nachos – wheee!
After they nachos came out of the oven I topped each one with a dallop of salsa, and a dash of green Tabasco sauce. Several got the coveted quartered cherry tomato, too. :)
Crunchy & chewy,
sweet & savory,
hot & cold.
Great nachos cancel out freaky bird attacks!!!
So does fresh fruit salad.
This combo of mango, peach & watermelon for dessert was sooo delicious. :)
Well, I am in for the night for fear of encountering a terodactyl in the streets. I got a free RedBox code for ma’ bday which we cashed in for Battle Los Angeles.
I know. There is seriously nothing good out there right now that I haven’t seen though!
Have a great night!